One of the most vivid childhood memories I have is watching my grandmother knit. I would curl up in her lap and slowly fall asleep to a sound of metal needles clicking and clacking while she knitted. Even now knitting is extremely comforting to me, and it wraps me up in a blanket of safety. I found it particularly therapeutic while studying at university. I became so absorbed in the complexity of knitting, that I ended up knitting for around ten hours a day, every day. I spent more time immersed in the world of wool than attending university!
A year into my studies in 2011, I set up my knitwear business and was attending various markets, selling a lot of handmade, one-of-a-kind knitwear. After several years I realised that all the repetitive knitting to stock up for markets was not satisfying me anymore. I was seeking to offer much more inspiring, affordable and rare knitwear that anyone might be able to create – this is how I started writing knitwear patterns.
My inspiration comes from surreal dream-like states, meditation, nature and animals, alongside simply basking in the beauty of daily life. I see knitting as a story weaved into the tapestry of life; a very special story that anyone can create with the vibrations of colour, texture and their own unique energy. Conveying the feeling and visual nature of these stories through knitwear has always been and is still my greatest goal. And there’s nothing better than proudly wearing your own distinctive, handmade clothing; attracting the admiration of others, whilst making you feel like the one-of-a-kind person that you are!